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DVD Tuesday 5/11/10: Let’s Rent Some Movies

legionHello folks, once again, it’s another Tuesday and we here at NerdBastards got ya covered for DVD Tuesday. Like any Tuesday, we will tell ya what movies is worth the BUY, RENT, and PASS. With todays title, ya’ll probably could guess what it’ll pretty much be. We’ll also have the Old Movies Are New Again and TV Show DVD Worth Checking Out. Unfortunatley, the Anime Pick of The Week is on hiatus this week.  Check out after the jump to see what is exactly coming out.RENT

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Two-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke plays Edward Dalton, a researcher in the year 2019, in which an unknown plague has transformed the world’s population into vampires. As the human population nears extinction, vampires must capture and farm every remaining human, or find a blood substitute before time runs out. However, a covert group of vampires makes a remarkable discovery, one which has the power to save the human race.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Claudia Karvan, Michael Dorman, Vince Colosimo, Isabel Lucas, and Sam Neill.
Directed by: Michael & Peter Spierig

Before ya put this off as another vampire movie, Daybreakers comes with a different twist to the story where majority of the world population are vampires. If anything, William Dafoe as a redneck vampire hunter is enough to give some entertainment. If ya had some interest in this movie when the trailers came out and still want a different take on the whole vampire story, this is worth the rent. Also, check out our own review of the film to further make your decision.

Available: Blu-Ray w/ Digital Copy, DVD

Edge of Darkness

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Edge of Darkness is an emotionally charged thriller set at the intersection of politics and big business. Thomas Craven is a veteran homicide detective for the Boston Police Department and a single father. When his only child, twenty-four year-old Emma, is murdered on the steps of his home, everyone assumes that he was the target. But he soon suspects otherwise, and embarks on a mission to find out about his daughter’s secret life and her killing. His investigation leads him into a dangerous, looking glass world of corporate cover-ups, government collusion and murder – and to shadowy government operative Darius Jedburgh, who has been sent in to clean up the evidence. Craven’s solitary search for answers about his daughter’s death transforms into an odyssey of emotional discovery and redemption.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Shawn Roberts, Bojana Novakovic, Frank Grillo, and Gbenga Akinnagbe
Directed By: Martin Campbell (Golden Eye, Casino Royale,  Upcoming Green Lantern film)

Say what you want about Mel Gibson, the man can act when he wants to. Although the story may not be too original, it’s still worth the rental as Gibson provides enough entertainment for this suspenseful thriller.

Available: Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo, DVD

Legion

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When God loses faith in Mankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity’s only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner and the Archangel Michael.

Starring: Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson, Jon Tenney, Charles S. Dutton, Lucas Black, Kate Walsh, Doug Jones, Adrianne Palicki, and Kevin DurandPaul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson, Jon Tenney, Charles S. Dutton, Lucas Black, Kate Walsh, Doug Jones, Adrianne Palicki, and Kevin Durand.
Directed  by: Scott Stewart

It’s been awhile since we had one of these and what I mean is that this is one of those films where you and your friends get some drinks and enjoy the action of the film. The story may be a bit interesting for a few of you but all the mindless gun fighting scenes and an Archangel fight may be worth rent. Also, check out our review of the film as well.

Available: Blu-ray, DVD

Old Movies Are New Again: This is a list of old films being re-released as Blu-Ray that were worth a mention. The pick for this week is the Maginificent Seven Collection, where all four movies in one convenient Blu-ray disk.

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Magnificent Seven Collection
The Karate Kid I & II Set
Robin Hood: Men in Tights

TV Show DVD Worth Checking Out

Daria: The Complete Animated Series

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The people of Lawndale just don’t get Daria Morgendorffer. She’s cool with that. See, Daria was born alienated, and now she’s just trying to make it through high school with as little human contact as possible. Popularity, friends, activities… whatever. Daria lacks enthusiasm, but she makes up for it with sarcasm.

Anyone remember when MTV had its own set of cartoons that were more for older teens and were awesome. Well, here is one of the classics and if you were a fan of Daria, this is a must have. The set comes with all 65 episodes and the two films. Not to mention, it has its share of extras that should make any fan satisfied.

Available: 8 Disk DVD Set

Deadliest Warriors: Season One

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Finally, Spike’s newest hit show, Deadliest Warrior, has arrived on DVD! Watch as the most feared warriors civilization has ever known are pitted against each other in battle. Using 21st century science and the latest in CGI technology, each episode enlists warrior-specific world-class fighters and experts to analyze every facet of their unique skills of destruction and to answer the all-important question: who is the deadliest warrior?

If there was one show worth checking out on Spike TV, this is it. It’s pretty much a nerd debate each episode where they have a certain type of warrior facing off against another. After showing demos for the range of fighting styles, they calculate who would win. Now and then, they do face-offs with specific warriors, like the William Wallace vs. Shaka Zulu episode. With season 2 already airing, it was just a matter of time for season 1 coming out to buy. You get all nine episodes from season one in 3 disks.

Available: 3 Disk DVD Set

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